- $18.7B deal clears path for BP to close books on Gulf spill Updated: Jul-02-15 4:52 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the company said would bring its full obligations to an estimated $53.8 billion.
- Foundations for first US offshore wind farm head for RI Updated: Jul-02-15 11:43 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Five massive structures that will be attached to the ocean floor for the nation's first offshore wind farm are coming to Rhode Island.
- Ameren utility looks to build eastern Missouri solar plant Updated: Jul-02-15 10:52 am
MONTGOMERY CITY, Missouri - Ameren Missouri has asked regulators for permission to build a solar plant along a half-mile Interstate 70 stretch in eastern Missouri's Montgomery County.
- Germany phasing out some worst-polluting coal plants by 2020 Updated: Jul-02-15 8:25 am
BERLIN - The German government is scrapping plans for a levy on the most-polluting coal-fired power stations and will instead phase some of the plants out.
- PNM files ownership plan, coal supply deal with regulators Updated: Jul-02-15 5:05 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico's largest electric provider says it's on track to meeting a deadline for submitting to regulators key documents related to the future of the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station.
- Michigan Senate approves $1.5B road plan with gas tax hike Updated: Jul-01-15 10:08 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Republican-led Senate on Wednesday approved a $1.5 billion plan to improve deteriorating Michigan roads by raising fuel taxes and redirecting money from elsewhere in the budget.
- Oklahoma attorney general challenges EPA's clean-air plan Updated: Jul-01-15 9:22 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants would threaten the reliability and affordability of electricity and cause substantial economic injury to the state, Attorney General Scott Pruitt claims in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.
- Man charged with dangerous illegal gas tap in Connecticut Updated: Jul-01-15 8:37 pm
SHELTON, Connecticut - Police have arrested a New York man they say set up a dangerous illegal natural gas tap at a Connecticut nail salon he formerly owned.
- Walker reduces amount available for oil tax credits Updated: Jul-01-15 7:46 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker is limiting the amount available to pay for oil and gas tax credits this fiscal year, saying Wednesday that no sector of the state would be untouched by Alaska's current budget situation.
- Missouri panel rejects plan for multistate wind power line Updated: Jul-01-15 7:43 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri utility regulators on Wednesday denied a company's request to construct a high-voltage power line in Missouri that was planned for a multistate wind energy project.
- US sues to block GE appliance business sale to Electrolux Updated: Jul-01-15 7:18 pm
NEW YORK - The U.S. government is seeking to stop Electrolux from buying General Electric's appliance division, saying the combined company would dominate sales of ovens and other cooking-related kitchen appliances, especially to customers like home builders, property managers, hotels, and governments.
- Amid uncertainty, Virginia utility makes transitional plan Updated: Jul-01-15 6:36 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Dominion Virginia Power on Wednesday suggested how it may transition to new ways of generating energy, citing the uncertainty of new U.S. environmental rules.
- Judge orders Colorado oilman to pay $16.8M in legal fees Updated: Jul-01-15 6:01 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A Colorado oilman must pay $16.8 million to reimburse energy companies for legal fees they incurred defending his unsuccessful lawsuits against them, a federal judge has ordered.
- WVa study: Drill waste in landfills unlikely to get in water Updated: Jul-01-15 5:54 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A study by state regulators says it's unlikely that significant amounts of untreated natural gas drilling waste in landfills will impact groundwater or surface water.
- Kansas utility agrees to refund $10M, drop electric rates Updated: Jul-01-15 5:51 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The largest electric utility in Kansas would refund $10 million to its customers and decrease future rates slightly under an agreement Wednesday to settle a complaint filed by state regulators with the federal government.
- SUVs, muscle cars help auto industry maintain momentum Updated: Jul-01-15 5:31 pm
DETROIT - Americans again bought vehicles that sit up high and come loaded with features like backup cameras and smartphone capabilities in June. Horsepower was also in; gas-sipping not so much.
- The Latest: Groups weigh in as Senate mulls roads plan Updated: Jul-01-15 5:01 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Latest from the Capitol on the Michigan Senate's consideration of a $1.5 billion road-funding plan (all times local).
- Dominion seeks Va. OK to build $1.3 billion gas-fired plant Updated: Jul-01-15 4:36 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Dominion Virginia Power is seeking regulatory approval of a proposed $1.3 billion gas-fired power plant in Greensville County.
- Annapolis could reap $260K annually with Energy Park lease Updated: Jul-01-15 4:35 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - A plan has been introduced to build a large solar energy facility on a closed Annapolis landfill, and by doing so put the city near the forefront of the green-energy movement.
- NY environmental commissioner Martens resigns Updated: Jul-01-15 4:07 pm
ALBANY, New York - A day after enacting a promised ban on fracking, New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens has announced that he'll step down this month.
- Construction begins on 185-megawatt wind farm in Maine Updated: Jul-01-15 3:41 pm
BINGHAM, Maine - Construction has begun on a wind farm in Bingham that is anticipated to be the state's largest wind energy project.
- Tennessee editorial roundup Updated: Jul-01-15 2:14 pm
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- Kansas residents have higher taxes but less gun regulation Updated: Jul-01-15 2:08 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas residents are paying higher taxes on cigarettes, groceries and other consumer goods but no longer have to obtain a state permit to carry a concealed gun under new laws that took effect Wednesday.
- MDU seeks to raise electric, gas rates in South Dakota Updated: Jul-01-15 12:38 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. is seeking to raise electric and natural gas rates for its customers in South Dakota.
- University mine rescue teams join to set rules, competitions Updated: Jul-01-15 11:29 am
PITTSBURGH - Don Hager knows that not all of the students he trains on Virginia Tech's mine rescue team will follow his career path into a coal mine, especially as that industry lays off workers.